Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Spot Forecast for Gunnison County Airport...Gunnison County
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
140 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1400 MDT on July 27.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...
High pressure is building in over the area but plenty of moisture
continues to linger over the area. This moisture will lend itself
to afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Most
convection will stay over the surrounding mountains but a stray
shower or storm may wander over the airport. Chances remain fairly
low that this will occur, however. The main concern with any
storms will be lightning and brief heavy rainfall. Similar
conditions are expected again tomorrow.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40%). Scattered showers and
                    thunderstorms this afternoon.
Wind (20 ft)........North to northwest winds 10 MPH. Gusty and
                    erratic winds expected near thunderstorms in
                    the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....Fair through this evening.
Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL, increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....Northwest 5 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60%). Scattered showers and
                    thunderstorms in the evening.
Wind (20 ft)........Northeast winds 10 MPH. Gusty and erratic winds
                    expected near thunderstorms in the evening.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.
Mixing height.......7700 ft AGL, decreasing to 1300 ft AGL after
                    midnight.
Transport winds.....Northeast 5 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60%), then becoming mostly
                    cloudy (70-80%). Scattered showers and
                    thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Wind (20 ft)........Southeast winds 5 MPH, becoming northwest 10
                    MPH in the afternoon. Gusty and erratic winds
                    expected near thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (4000-33000 knot-ft).
Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL, increasing to 8800 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....North 5 MPH.

$$
Forecaster...Tom Renwick
Requested by...Sean McCormick
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1713497.0/GJT
.EMAIL mccormickconsulting2@gmail.com


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